At Old South Dentistry, we begin with a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums. The examination will include low radiation digital x-rays to detect cavities between the teeth, oral cancer screening, and a periodontal examination to assess the health of your gums.
The cleaning is performed with hand instruments and an ultrasonic scaler to gently break up plaque and tartar that build up below the gum line. If you have sensitive teeth, our hygienists can discuss options to make your cleaning more comfortable, such as local anesthetics or needle free anesthetic gels.
Our team will show you how to perfect your home care in between visits so that future cleanings will be effortless and easy.